By Olivia Scheck
MANHATTAN — For the second month in a row the percentage of unemployed New Yorkers decreased, the New York State Department of Labor found.
New York City’s unemployment rate fell by .02 percent in February — from 10.4 percent in January to 10.2 percent last month — according to a statement released by the Labor Department.
There were 92,000 fewer non-farm jobs within the city last month than there were in February 2009, when the jobless rate was at 8 percent, the statement said.
Statewide, education and health services created more jobs than any other sector, with trade, transportation and utilities representing the greatest loss, the department said.
The city's February unemployment rate of 10.2 percent was still significantly higher than the national rate, which remained this month at 9.7 percent, the statement reported.